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  • How can you use sand to store energy?

    By Ali Audi

    A new project is attempting to bring together two things the desert has in abundance - sand and sunshine - to...

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    09 Aug 2016

  • How can you use sand to store energy?

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Aug 2016
    A new project is attempting to bring together two things the desert has in abundance - sand and sunshine - to generate power cleanly and efficiently.
  • UK must balance food farming impacts

    By Tim Radford, Climate News Network

    The UK could reduce its emissions by converting farmland to absorb more carbon dioxide − but risks increasing climate...

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    28 Jan 2016

  • UK must balance food farming impacts

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 28 Jan 2016
    The UK could reduce its emissions by converting farmland to absorb more carbon dioxide − but risks increasing climate change effects abroad.
  • Fracking: Is it possible to persuade the public that the benefits outweigh the risks

    By Dr Joanne Hawkins

    Communities across the UK (and beyond) have come together to protest against fracking in their areas. But there are...

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    08 Dec 2015

  • Fracking: Is it possible to persuade the public that the benefits outweigh the risks

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Dec 2015
    Communities across the UK (and beyond) have come together to protest against fracking in their areas. But there are strong economic imperatives which make...
  • Researching Antarctic ice sheets

    By Tamsin Edwards

    Dr Tamsin Edwards discusses her research on climate change and the instability of Antarctic ice sheets.

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    19 Nov 2015

  • Researching Antarctic ice sheets

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Nov 2015
    Dr Tamsin Edwards discusses her research on climate change and the instability of Antarctic ice sheets.
  • Safer battery could spark investment in renewables

    By Tim Radford, Climate News Network

    Researchers have developed a new battery to enable user generated renewable power to be stored cheaply and...

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    02 Aug 2015

  • Safer battery could spark investment in renewables

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Aug 2015
    Researchers have developed a new battery to enable user generated renewable power to be stored cheaply and safely, reports Tim Radford from the Climate...
  • World must avert flood of climate refugees - Climate News Network

    By Alex Kirby, Climate News Network

    The world will face a humanitarian crisis on an immense scale if millions of people have to flee the impacts of...

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    02 Aug 2015

  • World must avert flood of climate refugees - Climate News Network

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 02 Aug 2015
    The world will face a humanitarian crisis on an immense scale if millions of people have to flee the impacts of global warming, reports Alex Kirby from...
  • Half of climate safety level has gone - Climate News Network

    By Alex Kirby, Climate News Network

    Global temperatures have risen by 1°C in the past 150 years, and one scientist says doubling that level could unleash...

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    02 Aug 2015

  • Half of climate safety level has gone - Climate News Network

    Half of climate safety level has gone - Climate News Network Creative commons image Icon Creative commons image By Jason Auch [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 02 Aug 2015
    Global temperatures have risen by 1°C in the past 150 years, and one scientist says doubling that level could unleash catastrophic sea level rise this...

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  • Effects of pollutants on the aquatic environment

    Effects of pollutants on the aquatic environment is a free course. It begins with an introduction to water and goes on to briefly outline the...

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    Effects of pollutants on the aquatic environment is a free course. It begins with...
  • Global warming

    This free course provides an introduction to global warming. We will be considering the history of global warming by looking at the pattern of ice...

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    This free course provides an introduction to global warming. We will be...
  • Energy in buildings

    Themes covered in this free course, Energy in buildings, include reducing heating demand in buildings, heating systems and fuel emissions, and...

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    Themes covered in this free course, Energy in buildings, include reducing heating...
  • Working with our environment: an introduction

    Global warming: are we responsible? Is our environmental impact damaging the planet? This free course, Working with our environment: an...

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    Global warming: are we responsible? Is our environmental impact damaging the...
  • Modelling pollution in the Great Lakes

    This free course, Modelling pollution in the Great Lakes, is the first in the series of five courses that introduce the idea of modelling with...

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    This free course, Modelling pollution in the Great Lakes, is the first in the...
  • Transport and sustainability

    This free course, Transport and sustainability, explores the issues around sustainable transport and how the role of technology and society can...

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    This free course, Transport and sustainability, explores the issues around...
  • Modelling pollution in the Great Lakes: a review

    Modelling pollution in the Great Lakes: a review is the fifth and final course in the series on mathematical modelling. In this free course we...

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    Modelling pollution in the Great Lakes: a review is the fifth and final course in...
  • Managing coastal environments

    Coastal environments are by their nature ever-changing. This free course, Managing coastal environments, looks at the example of the Blackwater...

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    Coastal environments are by their nature ever-changing. This free course, Managing...
  • Climate change: transitions to sustainability

    Human societies have to take urgent action to end their dependences on fossil fuels. We have to alter the whole path of our development and...

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    Human societies have to take urgent action to end their dependences on fossil...
  • Environment: Following the flows

    What affects the atmospheric and ocean flows? This free course, Environment: Following the flows, explores the mechanisms that are important; the...

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    07 Mar 2016

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    What affects the atmospheric and ocean flows? This free course, Environment:...